Brand new Vikings wideout Greg Jennings joined Jim Rome on his radio program Monday to discuss his departure from Green Bay and arrival in Minnesota. Jennings said recent reports that the Packers made him an offer were not exactly accurate.
“There was really no real in depth conversation, I mean they (Green Bay) didn’t come after (me) extremely hard,” said Jennings.
Jennings said it’s a business and has no hard feelings toward the Packers, but he is excited about joining a new team after 7 seasons.
“A fresh new start was kind of what I was looking for and this is what I got,” Jennings said.
The two-time Pro Bowler added Minnesota allows him a better opportunity to showcase his talent because the depth chart isn’t as crowded as Green Bay’s.
“Not one guy over there (Green Bay) could really maximize their potential because of the depth we had,” said Jennings.
Jennings, who spent his first seven seasons catching passes from Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, admits he was hesitant at first about Christian Ponder. But all of that changed once he did some homework on the young Vikings quarterback.
“Once I watched him, and I started seeing some of the things that he brings to the table, it’s quite impressive,” said Jennings. “He can make every single throw on the field that you ask him to make, he’s very athletic.”
The final selling point on Ponder and Minnesota for Jennings was when he talked to the quarterback on the phone.
“The way he spoke with confidence,” Jennings said. “Confidence can do a number of things for you especially a young guy. You speak with confidence and you’re confident in yourself, in your own abilities you’re going to bring out that and everyone else is going to jump on board and be as confident as you are with yourself.”